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tv   KBS News  KTSF  October 13, 2011 7:30am-8:00am PDT

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end with a diagnosis of breast cancer. and as rachael moodie found out, it doesn't have to. [rachael moodie] as soon as i knew that i was going to be having chemo, i knew i wanted to be a mom. and so my first thought is, if you're going to give me chemo, you tell me how i'm gonna be a mom. [female announcer] chemotherapy can compromise a woman's fertility. rachael turned to dr. catherine lee, a breast surgeon at moffitt cancer center in tampa, florida. [dr. catherine lee] it's really part of my responsibility
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i feel as a whole cancer doctor to introduce that discussion to patients of, are you interested in having children, do you have children, if you don't, these are the things that you need to know. [female announcer] rachael went through seventeen weeks of chemotherapy, and had a double mastectomy. but before she started treatment, she began in vitro fertilization. rachael and her husband hope to start a family in 2012. to find out more about cancer-related fertility preservation, visit inside moffitt dot com or call 1 888 663 3488.
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i have lots of friends that use tanning beds, that lay outn the sun all the time, and i tell them about jaime. jaime was in her early 20s when she was diagnosed with melanoma.
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and she died right before she turned 30. jaime's death caused me to stop tanning completely. before that, in high school, i wanted to be dark and look good in a prom dress or a bathing suit. in high school, it was the thing to do. but after jaime's death i completely stepped away from tanning beds and never went back. i know now,tanning can e the worst possible skicancer you could get. people think tanning is safe. i don't think it's safe. you could die, just like jaime did. this message is brought to you by the american academy of dermatology.
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